You can make diaper cake designs extra special by including a cute little poem that will add a personal touch and make your gift even more memorable.

Diaper cakes are a beautiful and creative way to give both mom and baby all the supplies they will need to begin their journey together. Simple, practical items can be arranged in a variety of shapes and designs to create a gift that will definitely be the focal point of any baby shower or party. You may even wish to pass along your recipe for others to try.

1. Baby Boy Cake

Build your tier cake from diapers, cover in little boy receiving blankets or crib sheets, and decorate with useful items such as powders, lotions, and shampoo. Be sure to top with a few special items like plush animals, toy trucks, or a rubber ducky. Whatever theme or color scheme you follow, a poem will make the perfect finishing touch to your masterpiece. And, if you write a general poem, you can always change the items to fit any future cakes you may make. Try something such as the following.

This gift is to welcome the new bundle of joy
Bibs, rattles, and t-shirts that say “It's a Boy!”

Toys, powder, and lotions, and baby shampoo
Diapers and bottles and a cute teddy bear, too!

Add in a few blankets, a tractor or truck
Some washcloths and sleepers and a new rubber duck

Topped with frogs, and snails, and tales of love
That is what this cake – and little boys – are made of!

So congratulations on your new little one
Here's wishing you lots of smiles, laughter, and fun!

2. Baby Girl Cake

Whether a princess castle, or a baby doll carriage, or an elegant flower bouquet, little girl diaper cakes can be beautiful and fun. With a variety of practical items and a few dainty treats, you can design a one-of-a-kind cake that will make your gift truly unique. Add that extra special touch with a thoughtful poem that lets mom and baby know how special they really are.

A beautiful cake for new special girl
Topped with flowers and ribbons and bows for her curls

Filled with diapers and lotions and warm fuzzy socks
Sleepers and booties and engraved keepsake box

Iced in a blanket of love with a few nightgowns and clothes
Then sprinkled with toys and a sweet washcloth rose

This cake welcomes baby in true little girl style
With items to make mom and her new daughter smile!

3. Diaper Cake for a Boy or Girl

Do you have to attend a shower for a mom-to-be but you don't know the gender of the baby? Well, you can choose from a variety of designs and themes that will look spectacular and are perfect for either a boy or girl. From jungle to barnyard, Winnie-the-pooh, or under the sea, you can find a recipe that will delight the soon-to-arrive bundle of joy. And instead of using a typical card, make a homemade tag with a special diaper cake poem.

This cake is made with love
And ingredients you can enjoy
Special treats and useful things
For your little girl or boy!

It's filled with hugs and kisses
And some store bought items, too
To help welcome your new blessing
With love from me to you!

4. Noah's Ark Cake

Noah's Ark is a great diaper cake design. Have fun loading the animals and hiding little treasures that the new baby and his/her new plush friends may need for their wild water adventure. Your poem could read something like the following.

Rock a bye baby safe from the storm
Noah's ark keeps you snuggly and warm

Animals watch over as you sleep, play, and laugh
And sing with a zebra or dance with the giraffe

Rest in the fold of a mama bear's arm
While lions stand guard to keep you from harm

Fly with the eagles, take an elephant ride
Explore your safe haven for treasures inside

For nestled within are some special supplies
Clothes, toys, and diapers in just the right size

It's your own personal cruise, just for your debut
As you welcome the world, and the world welcomes you!

5. Disney Cake

From a pirate ship, to a mermaid or Tinkerbell, you can welcome a new baby with a popular Disney theme. This little poem will make a great addition to your work of art, and the characters can be changed to fit your choice of design.

Mickey and Minnie and their fun Disney Crew
Have gathered together to welcome sweet you!

With diapers and toys and supplies all in hand
They've transformed this cake into a magical dreamland

Where you'll be pampered and spoiled, and all wishes come true
In this fairytale world made for a Prince such as you! (Princess like you!)

With a little creativity, you can make diaper cake gifts extra special by adding a diaper cake poem. Not only are they a personal and thoughtful touch, but they will make great keepsakes that will last long after the cake has been enjoyed.

Author's Bio: 

Nisha Williams designed out of her passion to celebrate new birth in fun and creative ways. Learn how to make diaper cake gifts and add diaper cake poems to your creations for an extra special touch.